Some of the world’s rarest Grails will be put up for private sale at the Sole DXB festival in Dubai from December 5–7. Part of the Archive DNA exhibition, each sneaker has been carefully chosen by founder Magdi Fernandes, and sourced from some of the most important collectors in the game.
If you got the cash to splash, you can put up an offer for pieces like a Michael Jordan–signed Air Jordan 1 PE from 1985, a game-worn Nike Air Zoom Generation from LeBron James, and even the Nike Air Max 90 SL ‘Laser’ commissioned by the late Alexander McQueen for his own private collection in 2004.
The Archive DNA collection brings together over 70 sneakers with a rich history and narrative – it’s not just about exclusivity and limited numbers, as Sole DXB co-founder Hussain Moloobhoy explains.
‘The vision of Archive DNA is the very reason Sole started in the first place. It’s inherent in our DNA. The credibility and respect this collection commands is truly special. These are an ultimate statement of craft; museum quality art pieces that will continue to stand the test of time. We’re honoured to have such esteemed collectors utilise our platform and bring this milestone experience to not only Sole DXB this year, but enthusiasts across the world.’
The collection will be made available to public sale at Sole DXB 2019. Attendees will get a chance to interact and learn more about each pair, with exhibition curators on-hand to share knowledge.
‘It is time to let a new generation enjoy them and experience the same feelings we all had,’ says Fernandes.
Find out more about Sole DBX here.